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  The Brussels Green Loan: another incentive encouraging Brussels citizens to energy retrofit their homes
11 October 2016 - 15:35, by Jana Cicmanova | 193 visits
Buildings are responsible for 72% of the energy consumed in the area of Brussels-Capital Region. Since 2004, the region has launched a number of incentives, encouraging homeowners to improve energy performance of their dwellings. After an ‘energy grant’ and a ‘renovation grant’, the region has recently launched a revamped Brussels Green (...)
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  Porto: Fighting energy poverty through deep renovation of buildings
5 October 2016 - 16:25, by Floriane Cappelletti | 359 visits
The deep renovation of the neighbourhood of Rainha Dona Leonor resulted in a significant reduction of energy consumption, an increased production of renewable energy, reduction of CO2 emissions and an increased quality of life for local residents.
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  In Barcelona, trees temper the Mediterranean city climate
28 September 2016 - 15:35, by Floriane Cappelletti | 187 visits
As a Mediterranean coastal city, Barcelona is particularly vulnerable to climate change. Its high population density also magnifies the local heat island effect which causes an array of health and environmental challenges.
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  progRESsHEAT webinars: Learn more on renewables in disctrict heating and cooling!
23 September 2016 - 09:53, by Floriane Cappelletti | 417 visits
The progRESsHEAT project assists local, regional, national and EU political leaders in developing policy and strategies to ensure a quick and efficient deployment of renewables in heating and cooling networks.
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  Pushing forward electro-mobility in Riga
19 September 2016 - 12:39, by Floriane Cappelletti | 376 visits
The city of Riga has been promoting electro-mobility since 2010 by purchasing electric cars for municipal services, developing public fast-recharging infrastructure in the city and raising awareness among citizens.
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  Geneva (CH) says no to fossil energy!
19 September 2016 - 08:22, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 183 visits
In an official statement, the SIG (Geneva Industrial Services) has pledged that all the electricity they will supply as of January 2017 will be 100% renewable, thus definitely discarding fossil energy in favour of hydro and solar power.
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  European Energy Transition Conference - Call for contributions, deadline 20 september 2016 - 5 pm
8 September 2016 - 16:00, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 684 visits
The 18th edition of the European Energy Transition Conference, organised by Bordeaux Métropole, the Dunkirk Urban Community and ADEME in close collaboration with Energy Cities, will be held in Bordeaux on 24, 25 and 26 January 2017.
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  On the way to energy democracy
8 September 2016 - 11:17, by Béatrice Alcaraz | 295 visits
On the road away from Paris, the urge to accelerate the green transition of our energy system is no longer disputed. The technology is ready and the economic case is stronger than ever, with renewable energy becoming more competitive than fossil fuels in numerous regions of the (...)
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Events to come
Training on deep renovation
Tuesday 25 October

Local Renewables 2016 - Energising the smart city and region
From 26 to 28 October

Covenant of Mayors Workshop - The Covenant in a Nordic Context
From 26 October 12:00 to 27 October 13:30

EUROMED : rencontre des acteurs du Réseau
From 3 to 5 November

Covenant of Mayors Training Session on Financing
From 28 to 29 November

Sustainable City Development - Local Implementation of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
From 30 November to 2 December

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